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An Evening with Booker-longlisted Francis Spufford in Bath

Friday 22nd October

  • Venue Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath, BA1 2RH
  • Doors open 7pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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We are delighted to announce a live in-person event with 2021 Booker Longlisted author Francis Spufford on Light Perpetual, which is proving to be one of this year’s literary highlights.

November 1944. A German rocket strikes London, and five young lives are atomised in an instant.

November 1944. That rocket never lands. A single second in time is altered, and five young lives go on — to experience all the unimaginable changes of the twentieth century.

Because maybe there are always other futures. Other chances.

From the best-selling, prize-winning author of Golden HillLight Perpetual is a story of the everyday, the miraculous and the everlasting. Ingenious and profound, full of warmth and beauty, it is a sweeping and intimate celebration of the gift of life.

Francis Spufford was born in 1964. He is the author of five highly-praised books of non-fiction, most frequently described by reviewers as either ‘bizarre’ or ‘brilliant’, and usually as both. Unapologetic, has been translated into three languages; the one before, Red Plenty, into nine. He has been longlisted or shortlisted for prizes in science writing, historical writing, political writing, theological writing, and writing ‘evoking the spirit of place’. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and lives close to Ely Cathedral. Golden Hill won both the 2016 Costa First Novel Award and the 2017 Ondaatje Prize.

A magnificently warm public speaker Francis will offer an evening to remember.

‘Dazzling’ The Times … ‘Exceptional’ Guardian …‘Brilliant’ Observer … ‘Extraordinary’ Financial Times